Marcello Musso
Former member
Postdoc in CP3 from January 2012 to December 2014
I am involved in the following research direction:

Cosmic inflation

The first measurements of acoustic peaks in the CMB anisotropies strongly suggest that the birth of cosmological fluctuations may have taken place during an early inflationary era of the universe.
In this domain, our activities deal with the construction of explicit models of inflation as well as the extraction of their observable consequences. Our fields of expertise comprise some actively debated subjects as the existence of features (e.g. trans-Planckian effects), inflation with non-minimally coupled scalar fields, DBI- and brane inflation as in the context of String Theory.
For all these theories, we are maintaining various numerical tools such as the ASPIC and FieldInf librairies allowing to compute reheating-consistent predictions for comparison with cosmological data.

External collaborators: Jérôme Martin (IAP, Paris, France), Vincent Vennin (Portsmouth, U.K.), Sébastien Clesse (RWTH, Aachen, Germany).

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Publications in CP3
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On the Markovian assumption in the excursion set approach: the approximation of Markov Velocities
Marcello Musso and Ravi K. Sheth
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] Published in MNRAS 443 (2014) 1601-1613
Refereed paper. 3rd February.
Stochasticity in halo formation and the excursion set approach
Marcello Musso and Ravi K. Sheth
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] Published in MNRAS 442 (2014) 401-405
Refereed paper. 15th January.


The importance of stepping up in the excursion set approach
Marcello Musso and Ravi K. Sheth
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] Published in MNRAS 438 (2014) 2683-2693
Refereed paper. 4th June.
The excursion set approach in non-Gaussian random fields
Marcello Musso and Ravi K. Sheth
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] Pubished in MNRAS 439 (2014) 3051-3063
Refereed paper. 6th May.
Exact Mapping between Tensor and Most General Scalar Power Spectra
Jose Beltran Jimenez, Marcello Musso and Christophe Ringeval
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] Published in Phys. Rev. D88, 043524 (2013)
Refereed paper. 15th March.

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